Posted Sunday AM, January 30, 2022
I’ll continue to monitor and keep local folks updated with regards to the potential for a winter storm this week. While details are not clear yet, there are some things that we do know.
A potentially high-impact winter storm will likely impact the Ohio Valley region this week. Forecast models are indicating a large and long-duration winter storm that could bring a variety of wintry precipitation types to the region Wednesday through Friday morning.
WHAT WE DON’T KNOW AT THIS POINT
- The exact track and strength of the potential storm
- Timing, precipitation types, and accumulation
WHAT WE DO KNOW AT THIS POINT
- Small changes in the track of the system will greatly affect the areas of greatest impacts, precipitation types and amounts
- There will be warm side and a cold side to the storm. The warm side may see heavy amounts of rainfall coupled with freezing rain and icing. The cold side could bring very heavy snowfall.
- Forecasts WILL CHANGE over the coming days.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
- Monitor weather forecasts from reliable sources.
- Consider that you may need to alter your travel plans.
A GENTLE REMINDER
Remember that the key word here is POTENTIAL. That doesn’t mean guaranteed. The storm is three/four days out. There remains a lot of variability at play yet. If weather is important to your plans later this week you will need to check forecasts frequently for updates. THE BEST WEATHER INFORMATION IS ALWAYS THE MOST RECENT. Forecasts – especially winter weather forecasts – always become clearer with time.
Most weather apps are not going to help you much.
I’ll continue to post updates on the system in the coming days. Be safe out there.